He managed the Texas Rangers (1985–92), the New York Mets (1996–2002), and the Boston Red Sox (2012) of MLB, as well as the Chiba Lotte Marines of Nippon Professional Baseball (1995, 2004–09).
Valentine has also served as the Director of Public Safety & Health for the city of Stamford, Connecticut and an analyst for ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.
If George wanted him, he'd be the next MGR, end of story.
Robert John Valentine (born May 13, 1950), nicknamed "Bobby V", is a former American professional baseball player and manager.
I believe he's also considered to be a bit of a hot-head, so if anyone can elaborate on that, I'd appreciate it.
He's currently managing in Japan, but it's my understanding that he has a clause in his contract that he can leave if he's offered a job with a Major League Baseball team. He's been vaguely referenced as a possible candidate for the managerial position, but very little has been discussed.
When he was with the Mets he always had a contentious relationship with the media about any criticism directed towards him. He did a lousy job with a very talented group of young arms in Texas in the mid-to-late 1980s, and, while he can't be blamed for the failure of Generation K with the Mets (blame minor-league overwork for that), I don't exactly remember him beating the drum for young pitching while managing across town. In November of 2000, a scant few weeks after the Yankees thumped his sorry team in the Subway Series, Bobby Valentine was the Grand Marshall of the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Stamford, CT.
Always seemed to be content to patch it together with whatever veteran odds and ends Mc Ilvaine/Phillips could scrounge up. The parade went right down Summer Steet where I happened to be employed at 1600, GE Capital Corporation.Valentine was born in Stamford, Connecticut, to Joseph and Grace Valentine.Valentine was recruited out of Rippowam High School in Stamford, Connecticut by the University of Nebraska, Duke University, the University of Notre Dame and the University of Southern California as a star in football and baseball.I think Girardi is the most realistic & logical choice though.Bobby Valentine has always been about one thing - Bobby Valentine.He attended USC where he became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.